Our Grade One and Two students have been looking at wool. From raw wool, which they thought smelled terrible, to soft, washed and colourfully dyed Merino wool tops, we explored, looked and played. When we began to create a ball we found that the wool stuck together naturally. But, to make it stronger, we wound and tied it with lots of threads before adding a smaller ball for the head then sticks for legs, joggle eyes and felt ears. Finally very individual sheep appeared and today they went home with the children to greener pastures. This is Alexander’s sheep who, through the power of the Internet, is now setting out to travel around the World.
August 11, 2011